Written on December 24, 2021 at 5:31 am, by Tim Dustrude
John Miller is back again with another beautiful photo to share, and again captured at Dream Lake (Lakedale). This time it’s a Bufflehead on the wing. Thanks for sharing John!
Written on December 20, 2021 at 10:03 am, by Tim Dustrude
Local photographer John Miller shares this image he captured Saturday of a swan on Dream Lake (Lakedale). Thanks for sharing John!
Written on December 18, 2021 at 5:22 am, by Tim Dustrude
Freezer Burned is an ongoing series on the San Juan Update, written by Steve Ulvi… (Authors note: this fictional tale of Alaska bush life adventure, grief and redemption, circa the 1980s, will be continued founded upon two previous stories. See Freezer Burned: “No Matter What” and “The Confines of Heaven” for character background.) The Confines of Continue Reading
Written on December 13, 2021 at 4:12 am, by Tim Dustrude
This article was Submitted by Transitions San Juan Island Waste Management Group… What keeps on giving each year? Creating traditions that help nature: A potted fir tree brought inside to decorate, used yearly; growing side by side with us all. A candle lit every Xmas eve. A cactus passed down through generations, nourished and watered throughout the year Continue Reading
Written on December 9, 2021 at 5:13 am, by Tim Dustrude
The Conservation Land Bank and the Preservation Trust recently completed a forest assessment at Turtleback and Turtlehead Preserves. The resulting report (click here to view report) outlines a variety of forest management actions aimed at increasing forest health, habitat value and climate change resiliency. Staff are incorporating the recommended actions into the forthcoming update to Continue Reading
Written on December 7, 2021 at 5:46 am, by Tim Dustrude
This article written by Dominic Sivitilli… The lab was buzzing with excitement when I arrived. A few weeks into the summer term, the water tables of Lab 3 were teeming with invertebrate life. All varieties of morphology and behavior were on display for our class to study. But something was different today: the lab had Continue Reading
Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:42 am, by Tim Dustrude
This morning we find a letter to you in the San Juan Update Mailbag from Steve Ulvi… In the late 1960s, my outdoor adventures grew grittier; in wilder landscapes, greatly expanding on childhood camping trips. My dominant interests became nature-centered, access under one’s own power. I felt the thrum of the non-human community of life and Continue Reading
Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am, by Tim Dustrude
Trail Times is a continuing series of articles introducing the Old Military Road Trail (OMRT), a proposed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motorized multi-use trail linking English Camp and American Camp and honoring the original Old Military Road. The King Sisters Preserve is an often overlooked little gem in our San Juan Island Trail System. Strategically located in Continue Reading